Hungarian domestic and international rail transport was once developed, which was related to the importance of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. However, after the two world wars, the financial strength of Hungary was declining and the government was unable to upgrade the railway transportation system, so a large number of trains were abandoned. Nowadays, many Hungarians who have been forty years old have old train complexes, and this uneasy spirit has made the country reluctant to simply dispose of abandoned trains. More than a hundred rows of rusty trains are piled up in the jungle of Iswan Trek on the outskirts of the capital Budapest. There is another name in the local waste dump yard in Iswantrek – “Red Star Train Cemetery”. Some train history can be traced back to the era of World War II, when they were used by the Nazi Germans to transport Jews to the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, and the German bronze notes of the carriages were the best historical testimony.
Old train new game
If you are a train fan, you will definitely gain something here. In addition to the “Auschwitz train”, there are many train engine designs that were rarely seen in the past. For example, the red star in the front of the car, made by the Hungarian native, can carry 137 tons of MAV424 steam locomotive, was the pride of the times. Here, people can find the trains of the main styles until the 1960s. At the beginning of the last century, the train construction and train docking area was built here. In the same year, the train transportation in Hungary was required. Until today, there are a few trains in the southern part of Hungary that will stop and let people visit and imagine connecting between Hungary and the Soviet Union. A huge train transportation network. Many elderly visitors are full of emotions and emotions.
These used trains are discarded in the jungle, which not only pollutes the environment, but also meets the needs of more visitors. Iswantrak has combined the terrain, built a railway museum, selected some representative trains, and refurbished and refurbished. The old trains serve as exhibits and become tourism resources, bringing economic benefits to the local area.
In addition, as early as the 1980s, Hungary introduced an old train tour. Passengers can take the old train of the year 1914 and travel around the Danube and Lake Balaton to the Central and Eastern European countries.
Old train into a nostalgic romantic background
Many film companies have also seen the value of old trains. In recent years, they have been to Hungary to film films of the last century. The bustling Kratt railway station in central Budapest was built in 1884. It covers an area of nearly 17,000 square meters and has 13 platforms. Madonna came here to film “The Lady Peron” in 1996. Scarlett Johansson was on the platform in 2001. , dressed as a little daughter of a Hungarian immigrant family, filmed “American Rhapsody.” In addition, “Spy Mission 4” and other spy films have also been a lot of framing here.
Hungary is the country with the oldest trains in Europe, and only the Hungarian nostalgic trains still use steam engines. In 1877, the architect of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Gustave Eiffel, designed the Newgate in the West End of Budapest. Whenever the steam train slowly enters the station, people can always see the historic train from the huge floor-to-ceiling glass in the central hall of the station. Many international advertisers look at the hard-to-find scenery in Europe, making the old trains a romantic backdrop in countless commercials.
Old train changed into restaurant bar
Hungary on the Danube River, one of the most interesting sights outside the city, is the bar and restaurant that the locals converted from abandoned old trains. In Budapest, most of the old trains are concentrated in the residential area of Perth. The local François bought a car that was “retired” in the 1960s five years ago and opened a restaurant next to a green area four or five hundred meters from the tourist attraction Matthias Church. François said that there are too many abandoned trains in Hungary, and he bought a dining car without any effort.
The cabin can accommodate up to 20 people, with a double sofa and a single armchair on either side of the compartment, leaving ample passage in the middle. The entire car is more like a living room, with extremely comfortable carpets, warm curtains, white tablecloths, early-century style table lamps, copper hat racks, dark brown wooden armchairs and light brown flannel sofas. This train used to belong to the train between Budapest and Bratislava, and it was considered to be of good quality in the same year. François only slightly trimmed the interior of the car and replaced some of the damaged seats.
The business-minded François has prepared two menus for customers, one is the menu provided on the train that year, for the old people to choose. The other is a menu that caters to more international consumers, including beer, chips, and burgers. The former is 20% more expensive than the latter, but the customers who order from the first menu are always the majority. Everyone wants to experience it, sitting in a classic car and drinking local liqueur, with the wonderful feeling of freshly baked sausage and salad.
François said that his grandfather was a chef on such a train. This middle-aged man and I talked incessantly about the happy time when I followed my grandfather to the train passing through the city and watched the beauty of different cities.